Written/Directed by Tom Van Avermaet; Produced by Ellen De Waele
Soldier Nathan Rijckx died during World War I. Stuck in a limbo between life and death, a strange collector offered him a second chance at life, if he can capture 10,000 shadows. It is love that guides him, as his purpose is to meet Sarah again, the woman he fell in love with before he died. But with only two shadows left to collect, he discovers she’s already in love with someone else. Jealousy clouds his mind and pushes him toward a bitter decision.
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Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short.
Written/Directed/Produced by Tom Van Avermaet
In a work-driven world where time is the ultimate dictator, a mysterious sandman spreads chaos and confusion.
Written/Directed/Produced by Daniel Sousa.
A wild boy is found in the woods by a solitary hunter and brought back to civilization. Alienated by a strange new environment, the boy tries to adapt by using the same strategies that kept him safe in the forest.
Written by David Muñoz; Directed by David Muñoz & Adrián Cardona; Produced by Adrián Cardona, David Muñoz, Marc Velasco, Paco Ferrari, Monica Murguia
Jesus is always willing to lend a hand to those in need, but there are others that will taste his fist.
Written/Directed/Produced by Billy Hayes
Franky is a methodical, professional killer who believes that loyalty trumps all. After being betrayed, everyone close to him soon discovers that vengeance is not what he seeks. He wants a lot more than that.
Written/Directed by Dustin LeBoeuf; Produced by: Xuhui Zhao
Darlene wants out of the small town she grew up in. When a robber busts into her work, she sees a way out. The catch? In order to leave, she has to agree to go on a date with her robber, a backyard-boxing high school dropout named Dennis. Will Dennis and Darlene team up to bust out of town? Or will Darlene be left to rot in her personal jerky-filled hell?
Written/Directed/Produced by Brian H. Teague
It’s chase or be chased through the urban jungle. A short short action-comedy about a good old-fashioned, high energy, mysterious foot chase through an urban jungle between two perpetrators and a detective.
Written by Jonathan John; Directed by Alex Lubliner; Produced by Michael Toscano & Gabriella Dentamaro
When a woman is assaulted in a late-night bar, Morris Munsey steps in. Morris is an average guy who wants nothing more than a beautiful woman to share his life with, but the danger that surrounds him challenges his chances with this sexy foreign stranger.
Written by Daniel Stessen; Directed by Daniel Stessen; Produced by Chad Nicholson, Daniel Stessen, Michael Garza, & Noah Lit
In a black-and-white futuristic metropolis, void of creativity and color, the Gold Sparrow and her nefarious sidekick, the Ring Leader, scour the gray-scale streets, stealing the color from anyone daring enough to bring art back into their bleak world. Our three heroes, the Strongman, the Fool, and the Monk, perform in the streets as they are hunted, battling for their souls.
Written by Choz Belen, Ivan Tsang, & Steve Nguyen; Directed/Produced by Choz Belen & Steve Nguyen
An animated documentary/drama featuring Kaz Suyeishi, an 84 year old woman who recalls her most vivid and horrific experiences as an 18-year-old Japanese American student during the morning of August 6, 1945, when the atomic bomb dropped on her hometown of Hiroshima, Japan.
Inspired by the desire to raise awareness of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in hopes that nothing like this will ever happen again. This project commemorates the 67th Anniversary of the bombings and is dedicated to the Association of Hiroshima & Nagasaki A-bomb Survivors.
Written/Directed/Produced by Hanuk Lee
Mi-young is playing hide-and-seek with a doll. Oh-geon lives hiding his dark history. And Min-su follows Oh-geon on a course to revenge. The destiny of these three becomes entwined, and their story begins. Some people never repent their sins. But what happens when the attacker becomes the victim?
Written/Directed/Produced by Dawn Brown
Described as Rankin/Bass meets Looney Tunes, “House of Monsters” features a return to old-school film making and handmade artistry. A mummy seeks relief with moisturizer, trying to regain the vitality of his youth to impress a special lady.
Written/Directed by Justin S. Lee; Produced by Hannah Phenicie
In the near future, status has become more important than ever before. Wearing high-tech identification rings, citizens display their background, education, and employment information to be immediately judged upon by others. One fateful night, a woman with a fake identity must decide how far she’s willing to go to move up the social ladder.
Written by: Jonathan Langager & Joe Swanson; Directed by Jonathan Langager; Produced by Damon Stea, Josh Tate, & Christie Hagenburger
This surreal, offbeat short tells the story of a cockroach and the woman he loves. Her brutish husband stands in the way of their happiness, so the roach must resort to creative means to win her over.
Written/Directed by Nick Reinhard; Produced by Josh Smooha
As the janitor of Earth’s grandest star-ship, Karl is used to cleaning up. But nowhere in his job description does it say anything about stopping an intergalactic war. So when an alien comes aboard his ship with a bomb, Karl has to get his hands dirty… off the clock.
Written/Directed/Produced by Timothy Tau
Keye Luke, actor and artist, was the original Kato in the 1940s Green Hornet, the All-American “Number One Son” in the Charlie Chan films, and Detective James Lee Wong in Phantom of Chinatown. In his later career, he was the voice of “Brak” on Space Ghost, the shopkeeper Mr. Wing in the Gremlins films, and the blind Master Po on the 1972 show, Kung Fu. He would go on to later act in 200+ films and TV shows.
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Written by Robert Gadsbey & Michael Chrisoulakis; Directed by Michael Chrisoulakis; Produced by Robert Gadsbey & Michael Chrisoulakis
An injured bomb disposal technician laments the path his life has taken upon his return to society, from being contently part of the system to opposing it with a vengeance. Drawing on classic comic book elements, “Kill Switch” is a dark and unique take on the traditional origin story.
Written/Directed by James Feeney; Produced by Andrew Fairbank
An evil grows, hiding in plain sight: four wheels and a basket, forged of aluminum in the fires of hell. Tonight, it will strike, and the closing crew of a small-town grocery store will be thrust into the fight of their lives against the devastation of…The Killer Kart!
Written/Directed/Produced by V. Alex Marquez
Strange things happen to a couple who meditates too hard. Friends practice meditation together and find themselves stuck in an alternate reality where anything can happen, even the most negative karmic acts. A surrealistic and satirical look at society’s obsession with new age fads of yoga and meditation, and the belief that everything is available within the power of the mind.
Written/Directed by Alan OW Barnes & BC Thompson
Winifred is a lonely romantic who loves French films. When she takes a chance solitary vacation, she meet La Bear, a friendly wish-granting polar bear with very sensitive ears. She quickly learns that wishes are hard to control when she wishes for the love of Hector Montoya, a “make it pretend” character from the film she’s watching. Hector Montoya is a lost soul looking for love. His big problem is that every time he comes close to finding love, he becomes so controlling that he destroys the very thing he wants to badly and in doing so, he inevitably destroys himself.